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Board & Management

Waha Capital’s Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most distinguished public and private sector business leaders.

Haitham Abdulkarim

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Haitham Abdulkarim

Head of Investor Relations and External Communications

As the Head of Investor Relations and External Communications, Mr. Abdulkarim drives the investor relations strategy for Waha Capital. As the focal point for shareholders, Mr. Abdulkarim ensures Waha Capital is actively connecting and engaging with them. Mr. Abdulkarim also facilitates open and transparent communications at Waha Capital when communicating externally to key stakeholders.  

Prior to joining Waha Capital, Mr. Abdulkarim was responsible for Fundraising and Investor Relations at Samena Capital, a pan-Asian private equity investor with US$1 billion in assets under management. In this role, he was involved in fundraising for investment opportunities across Asia and the Middle East from global and regional investors. 

Mr. Abdulkarim was also an investment banker at HSBC Global Banking and Markets in Dubai, where he advised Middle Eastern companies, family offices and governments on M&A transactions and fundraising. 

Starting his career in Singapore, Mr. Abdulkarim was part of the Mergers & Acquisitions team at BNP Paribas CIB and also the Corporate Finance Advisory team at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell & Partners. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting & Management from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. 

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